Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Natural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Physics program?

The Physics Department services students in many disciplines. Physics offers courses for students seeking careers in both the life sciences and the physical sciences along with courses to satisfy core curriculum requirements. The understanding of science begins with an understanding of physics.

What will I learn?

Physics allows us to understand, predict, and harness the basic forces of our universe. You will learn about the nature of basic things such as motion, force, energy, matter, heat, sound, light, and the structure of atoms.

What can I do with this course of study?

The Physics program provides a broad education in the physical sciences and prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution with training in areas like geophysics, biophysics, astronomy, molecular physics, elementary particle physics, and more.

What’s special about the program?

Physics faculty mission is to implement the mission of the college as it pertains to the field of Physics education at the freshman and sophomore levels. This mission is achieved by conducting introductory and intermediate courses and providing basic academic support services that promote student success and prepare students for more advanced courses at senior institutions. The Physics faculty strive to provide our students with curricula informed and shaped by physics education research as well as experience with the most current classroom learning technologies available.

What resources are available to students?

The Math Success Center is located in McCreless Hall (MCCH) 121 and offers walk-in tutoring for college and developmental level mathematics. It is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Students may also check out calculators for free by showing their student ID.

The STEM Academic Center is a study/resource center for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. This program plays an integral role in supporting and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers. The STEM Academic Center is located in the Chance Academic Center (CAC) 204. It is open to all students Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Full-time faculty

Albert Aviles
CAC 145B
(210) 486-0277

Tak Gurung
CAC 145D
(210) 486-0844

Adjunct faculty

Jai Dahiya
CAC 145J
(210) 486-1482

Cynthia McIntyre-Williams
CAC 145J

Contact Us

David Wood
Interim Chair
CG 204
(210) 486-0063

Albert Aviles
Program Coordinator
CAC 145B
(210) 486-0277

Deborah Dye
Academic Unit Assistant
CAC 345
(210) 486-0840